Women in STEM advent calendar: Day 7 – Hildegard of Bingen

This winter, we are celebrating the festive season by honouring 25 amazing women in STEM, some of which you might not know of!

Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen

Natural historian
circa 1098 – 17 Sep 1179

Hildegard of Bingen was a Benedictine nun who wrote scientifically about medicine and disease, based on her experience working in her monastery’s herbal garden and infirmary. Her first book, Physica, covered the scientific and medicinal properties of various plants, animals, elements (except fire) and metals. Her second, Causae et Curae, discussed the causes and cures of diseases.

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